Experience the wild mountains of Tajikistan on this spectacular adventure. This Fann Mountain trek diverges across the mountains, through several of the most popular routes leading to Kuli Kalon, Alauddin, Mutnoe, and Big Alo Lakes.

This trekking trip includes all highlights of Fann mountains designed for trekkers of all levels of ability, some of whom want a serious challenge. The most challenging and fascinating targets are Chimtarga mountains pass (4750m), giving an incredible high-altitude experience without the need for specialist climbing skills and Big Alo lakes visit which is considered as one of the most beautiful lake in Fann mountains. Each of the high-altitude treks is led by a professional alpinist and begins with an acclimatisation period in lower altitude mountains, and thorough training sessions on how to use safety equipment. Donkeys and porters will carry your baggage, leaving you free to enjoy the journey, but you will still have to be physically fit in order to make it to the top.

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Experience the wild mountains of Tajikistan on this spectacular adventure. This Fann Mountain trek diverges across the mountains, through several of the most popular routes leading to Kuli Kalon, Alauddin, Mutnoe, and Big Alo Lakes.

This trekking trip includes all highlights of Fann mountains designed for trekkers of all levels of ability, some of whom want a serious challenge. The most challenging and fascinating targets are Chimtarga mountains pass (4750m), giving an incredible high-altitude experience without the need for specialist climbing skills and Big Alo lakes visit which is considered as one of the most beautiful lake in Fann mountains. Each of the high-altitude treks is led by a professional alpinist and begins with an acclimatisation period in lower altitude mountains, and thorough training sessions on how to use safety equipment. Donkeys and porters will carry your baggage, leaving you free to enjoy the journey, but you will still have to be physically fit in order to make it to the top.

Highlights

  • Trek through Chimtarga Pass at 4750m
  • Trek among wild and unspoiled mountains dotted with turquoise lakes
  • Visit Kulikalon, Alauddin and Big Alo lakes
  • Sightseeing tour in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan

 

Trip summary

  • Travel style Tailor-made travel
  • Departure Dushanbe
  • End Dushanbe
  • Countries
    • Tajikistan
  • City
    • Dushanbe
    • Artuch
    • Kulikalon Lakes
    • Bibijanat Lake
    • Alaodin e Mutnoe lakes camp
    • Col Chimtarga
    • Big Alo Lake
    • Small Allo Lake
  • Theme Adventure and trekking
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    City tour in Dushanbe
    Day 1

    The first day is a city tour of Dushanbe, Tajikistan’s leafy capital city, where you’ll meet your tour leader and other mountain bikers. Your sightseeing programme covers most highlights of the city, including the world’s second-tallest flag pole, Rudaki Park, the White House, parliament, the National Library, and the bazaar.

    In the evening you’ll eat Tajik specialities in a lively local restaurant, then stay the night in a 5* hotel.

    Accommodation: 4* Star Hotel - Atlas Hotel

    Visited places:
    • Dushanbe
  • 2
    Journey towards Artuch Alp Camp
    Day 2

    We drive to the start point of the trek – Artuch alpine camp. 6-7 hours drive through Anzob pass, 270 km.

    Lunch in Sarvoda, dinner and accommodation at Artuch alpine camp cottage. Optionally you can do a warm up trekking to the Chukurak lake.

    Altitude: 2160m
    Accommodation: Mountaineering Camp 

    Visited places:
    • Dushanbe
    • Artuch
  • 3
    Trekking To Kulikalon
    Day 3

    The donkeys arrive in the morning to carry the luggage. After having a breakfast and short instruction by the mountain guide, we start the 3-4 hours trekking.

    Overnight in Kulikalon area in the 2 person tent.

    Altitude: 2800m
    Accommodation: Camping 

    Visited places:
    • Artuch
    • Kulikalon Lakes
  • 4
    Trekking around Kulikalon area
    Day 4

    Today we are acclimatizing to the high altitude and walk around the area. Explore every lake and maybe swim in some of them. Walking across juniper forests and then through Alpine meadow where you will chance to discover to different mountains flowers; Iris latifolia, rectifolia, edelweiss, amanchay, bearberry, dianthus microlepis, ramonda, gentiana and more others flowers.

    Overnight near Bibijanat lake. Lunch at the tea house.

    Altitude: 2880m
    Accommodation: Camping 

    Visited places:
    • Kulikalon Lakes
    • Bibijanat Lake
  • 5
    Trekking over Alauddin pass
    Day 5

    In the morning, we start ascend to Alaudin pass (3860m, 10 km, ~6 hrs, +960 m). The beautiful panorama of the surrounding peaks and lakes will be seen from the top of pass. Descend to a campsite by the Alaudin lakes.

    Dinner at local tea house.

    Altitude: 2770m
    Accommodation: Camping 

    Visited places:
    • Bibijanat Lake
    • Alaodin e Mutnoe lakes camp
  • 6
    Acclimatization day
    Day 6

    After breakfast in the teahouse in Alaudin lake and visiting shrine Alauddin, we slowly start ascend to the Mutnoe lake (3520m) which takes about 4 hours. On the way, we enjoy the view to the peaks and small but very beautiful lake – Piala where we stop for the lunch. Porter with donkeys unload our luggage in Mutnoe Lake.

    Accommodation: Camping 

    Visited places:
    • Alaodin e Mutnoe lakes camp
  • 7
    From Mutniy Lake to Chimtarga
    Day 7

    The most challenging day starts early in the morning. We start moving toward Chimtarga pass (4750m). The path goes along a glacier. We set our camp before the top of the pass, on the altitude 4560 m.

    Accommodation: Camping 

    Visited places:
    • Alaodin e Mutnoe lakes camp
    • Col Chimtarga
  • 8
    Camping on Chimtarga
    Day 8

    After breakfast we cross over the 4750 m high Chimtarga pass, which lies between the peaks Energia (5120 m) and Chimtarga (5489m). On the top of the pass, we can see the highest summits in Fann mountains such as Energia, 5120m, Zamok, 5150m, Chimtarga, 5489m.

    After the lunch we descend towards Big Alo, perhaps the most beautiful lake in Fann mountains. The camp sets up on the lake’s shore.

    Altitude: 3200m.
    Accommodation: Camping 

    Visited places:
    • Col Chimtarga
    • Big Alo Lake
  • 9
    Descend to Amshut
    Day 9

    We continue to descend along the Amshut river passing by small Alo lake (2340m).

    Overnight in Archmaydan canyon.

    Altitude: 1780m
    Accommodation: Camping 

    Visited places:
    • Big Alo Lake
    • Small Allo Lake
  • 10
    Back to Dushanbe
    Day 10

    Early the morning we meet our driver and move to Dushanbe (approx. 7 hours).

    Accommodation: 4* Star Hotel - Atlas Hotel

    Visited places:
    • Small Allo Lake
    • Dushanbe
  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes
    • Donkey handlers and donkeys
    • All transport
    • All specialist and safety equipment
    • Accommodation noted in itinerary (including camping gear)
    • All meals as noted in itinerary (breakfast, lunch, dinners, snacks)
    • All permits and taxes
    • Airport pick up/drop off
    • Cook
    • Porter 
    Price does not include
    • International flights
    • Gratuities to porters, guides and drivers
    • Visa fee
    • Personal kit and equipment
    • Alcoholic beverage
    • Travel Insurance
    • Satellite phone calls